Deals of the Day (3-27-2015)

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Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet with a 10.1 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the system as a laptop. It doesn’t get the same long battery life as the Asus Transfomer Book T100 we featured in yesterday’s daily deals roundup… but […]

Google’s new Chrome OS app launcher includes Google Now

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Google will begin rolling out an update to the Chrome OS Beta Channel next week bringing an updated Chrome Launcher, support for password-protected ZIP files, and more. One of the most interesting new features coming to Google’s operating system for Chromebooks is support for Google Now in the app launcher. Hit the search icon in the taskbar […]

3D NAND flash memory could lead to 10TB SSDs

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Solid state storage tends to be faster, less power-hungry, and less likely to break if dropped on the floor than hard drive storage. That’s why SSDs have become popular choices for tablet and notebook makers. But SSDs still tend to be more expensive than hard drives on a price-per-gigabyte basis. They also don’t tend to offer […]

Onda’s dual OS tablets support shared Android, Windows folders

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A handful of Chinese tablet and TV box makers have started offering models that dual boot Android and Windows software. That means you can run Android apps or games on your tablet, reboot into Windows and fire up Windows apps (or Windows desktop apps). Now one company is going a step further by letting you easily share […]

Sony’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition launches for $840

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The Google Glass program might be on hold while the company retools its wearable face computer, but other companies are moving ahead with their own smart glass products. Sony introduced its own SmartEyeglass platform last fall, and now the company is selling SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-1 units in 10 countries including the US, UK, Japan, and a number of […]

Lilbits (3-26-2015): Freeze your eReader in a block of ice

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Some companies boast that their gadgets are waterproof. But what about ice-proof? Last year PocketBook launced a water-resistant eReader called the PocketBook Aqua. A year later the folks at Vido decided to see just how sturdy this thing was… so they didn’t just get it wet. They froze it solid. I first read about the experiment […]

Pipo X7S is a dual-boot, Windows and Android TV box

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A few months ago Chinese gadget maker Pipo launched a small computer/TV box with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1 with Bing software. It’s called the Pipo X7 and it sells for about $114 and up at AliExpress. Now the company has a new model called the Pipo X7S. It has the […]

Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 is a big, powerful ultrabook

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The latest member of the Asus Zenbook line of portable laptops isn’t the company’s smallest or lightest ultrabook to date. But it’s one of the most powerful. The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 features an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics, speedy storage, and a high-resolution display. It also weighs about 4.5 […]

Panoramic Pod facilitates straight-line panos

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It’s pretty easy to take a panoramic photo if you have a camera or smartphone that can stitch multiple shots together, no matter how shaky. However, there is always room for improvement. The Panoramic Pod is a tripod with a rotating disc that helps you take precision panoramic pictures so you don’t have to worry about […]

Microsoft: Universal apps are Windows apps, classic apps are Desktop apps

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Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 is an operating system designed to run on a range of devices including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, game consoles, and even the company’s upcoming HoloLens virtual reality system. While Windows will look a little different on phones than notebooks or Xbox consoles (and it’ll include different components), each version will share […]

Deals of the Day (3-26-2015)

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The Asus Transformer Book T100 offered a great bang for the buck when the 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard launched in late 2013. It offers long battery life, decent performance, and decent functionality as a laptop or a tablet. When Asus first introduced the Transformer Book T100 it was priced at $350 and […]

Twitter launches Periscope for live video streaming from your iPhone

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Meerkat move over… there’s another app that lets you stream live video from your smartphone and share it through Twitter. It’s called Periscope, and it’s run by Twitter. That helps explain why Twitter cut off rival Meerkat’s access to its social graph recently. So what is Periscope, and does it spell Meerkat’s doom? Taking the second part […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-orders begin March 27

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The HTC One M9 isn’t the only flagship smartphone going up for pre-order at midnight. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will also be available for pre-order starting March 27th. Like the HTC One M9, Samsung’s new phones will be available in US stores starting April 10th. Samsung isn’t talking pricing […]

HTC One M9 pre-orders open March 27 ($649 unlocked)

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The HTC One M9 smartphone will be available in stores starting April 10th. But if you don’t want to wait that long… and have $649 burning a hole in your pocket you’ll be able to order an unlocked HTC One M9 from HTC.com at 12:01 AM. Or you could save some money and just buy […]